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Country : United Kingdom United Kingdom

Region : London

County : Greater London


Category : Purchasing

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

We are recruiting for an established Apparel Buyer to join our Harrods Signature (Own Label) team. Our own label range is synonymous with the Harrods brand and is undergoing a significant transformation to elevate the offer and introduce new product categories. It's a really exciting time to join the team!

This role will work closely with the Head of Buying to deliver the strategic vision for the Harrods own label apparel range and commercially drive the department to achieve success. Managing the development of our apparel offer you will ensure the brand strategy for your category is achieved across all channels - store, online, airports and satellite sites.

About the role

Reporting into the Head of Buying you will proactively manage the brand development of our own label offering, as well as taking ownership of the range plan and OTB. You will lead the end to end product development for your category. From compiling a comprehensive design brief and critical path management, to analysing performance, driving trade and reducing risk - you will be an expert in your field, developing the right product at the right time for our customers.

You will also be responsible for:

  • Range Planning & New Product Launches
  • Sales, Margin & Profitability
  • Financial & Commercial Planning
  • Product Offer & Presentation
  • Stock Management
  • Vendor Relationships
  • Omnichannel Strategy
  • Marketing & Advertising
This role also offers opportunity to travel, including buying appointments, trade fairs and vendor meetings.

In return, you will receive strong long-term career potential and development support, you can look forward to a Harrods' discount of 33%, a competitive bonus, 25 days' annual leave, and your birthday off. You'll also benefit from a season ticket loan and one day a year for charitable activity

About you

Whether your background is in luxury retail or a premium high street brand, you will have vast experience within product development. We are looking for someone who understands the apparel industry, specifically with expertise in the development of cashmere products/ranges.

In addition to this you will possess an entrepreneurial mindset, with both the creative flair & technical capabilities. As an inspiring leader, you will able to bring your people on the journey whilst identifying key opportunities to drive the business forward. A high taste level is a must, in addition the ability to:

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships
  • Proactively lead change
  • Make commercially sound decisions
  • Understand our customer and their journey
  • Provide focused and clear direction to internal and external teams
Our promise to you

Nothing is impossible where our customers are concerned. We pride ourselves on thinking of imaginative, new ways to delight them. This passion to always push for more is what sets you apart, too. You'll help us find new ways to keep improving.

Uniquely You

At Harrods we believe the personality and authenticity of our people sets us apart. We celebrate and invite applications from all cultures, backgrounds, tastes and experiences and are proud of our culture where people from all walks of life can grow and thrive. What makes you unique makes us exceptional.

If you want to know more about our people and our culture, search #TogetherHarrods on LinkedIn, Facebook or Instagram
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